STUDY GUIDES

 

 

  • What is an EIS and a SEIS?   (view HERE)
    • Do you have a clue what these mean?  It is important that you do.

 

  • GLOSSARY (view HERE)
    • Many government documents are filled with acronyms, hope this helps you.

 

WSDOT DOCUMENTS

 

  • SR162 / 128 St E INTERSECTION CONTROL STUDY (view HERE)
    • This is the study that proposes a roundabout for the intersection
    • OUR RESPONSE TO WSDOT STUDY (download HERE)

 

  • SR162 CORRIDOR STUDY - SUMNER TO ORTING (link HERE)

    • This is the study of the highway you are gridlocked in.  WSDOT is recommending roundabouts throughout the corridor between Sumner and Orting without addressing critical issues relative to this particular corridor.

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  • SR162 / SR410 INTERCHANGE STUDY (link HERE)

    • You will find this study interesting as once again roundabouts are used without adequate study of the unique characteristics of this interchange

 

  • CONTEXT SENSITIVE DESIGN - WSDOT DESIGN POLICY

    • A model for transportation project development - proposed transportation projects must be planned not only for its physical aspects as a facility serving specific transportation objectives, BUT must also for its effects upon the aesthetic, social, enonomical and environmental values, needs, constraints and opportunities in a larger community setting.  www.wsdot.wa.gov/Design/Policy/CSDesign.htm   (will not link, copy and paste address)


PIERCE COUNTY DOCUMENTS

 

  • TEHALEH PHASE II FSEIS (link HERE)
    • FSEIS is "Final Supplementary Environmental Impact Statement)
    • This SEIS document includes the creation of the new Tehaleh highway (New Rhodes Lake Road East)

 

  • NEW RHODES LAKE ROAD EAST - SR162 TO FALLING WATERS   (link HERE)
    • This site has CRPs (County Road Projects) related to the highway from Tehaleh to SR162.  Included is a clear map and a link to the study that created this new corridor

 

  • ALDERTON / MCMILLIN COMMUNITY PLAN   (link HERE)
    • Note on pages A116-A120 you will find references to SR162 traffic and considerations to accommodate future traffic and the highway designs and protect the rural character of the valley.

 

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RESEARCH ON YOU OWN: Here are some links to documents